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Arcteryx Mantis Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

based on 37 reviews

We have checked tens of reviews and found 7 reasons to buy the Mantis - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

77% of the reviewers give the Arcteryx Mantis a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (55%)
Good (22%)
Average (16%)
Poor (2%)
Bad (2%)

Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Arcteryx Mantis:

Reviewers like these things about the Arcteryx Mantis

  • Many reviewers have said that it is a well designed and comfortable pack for their daily travel.
  • Testers say that it is extremely lightweight with high durability for long lasting over the years.
  • A few testers have also mentioned that the shoulder straps have good padding for carrying heavy loads.
  • Some reviewers said that the side pockets are adequate to carry small objects for easy access.
  • Some testers said that the pack sits high on their back, which avoids pulling down of the pack from your shoulders.
  • A few reviewers have complimented about the fine fabric of the backpack.
  • Numerous reviewers have applauded for the top pocket of the pack. Many have mentioned that it was much helpful to carry their daily stuff with easy access.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some daily commuters said that the backpack has less number of zippered pockets which prevented them to carry daily office stuffs.
  • Few reviewers complained that the side pockets are inadequate to carry water bottles.
  • A couple of the reviewers have also complained about the size of the inner compartment and the laptop sleeve.


Crowdsourced specs across all Arcteryx Mantis models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity26 l (1587 cuin)

Popular Models

Arcteryx Mantis 26

100% choose the Arcteryx Mantis 26

100 %
Colors and combinations:


Capacity iconCapacity26 l (1587 cuin)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Arcteryx Mantis features:
  • Hydration bladder
  • Hydration compatible

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.

Packing Guide

See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Arcteryx Mantis models (the most popular choice is the Mantis 26).


vs Arcteryx Bags

The Arcteryx Mantis ranks #22 compared with the other Arcteryx bags.

20Arcteryx Index
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21Arcteryx Arro
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22Arcteryx Mantis
Arcteryx Mantis
23Arcteryx Acrux
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24Arcteryx Aperture
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vs All Bags

The Arcteryx Mantis ranks #2470 compared with all the bags we have checked.

2468Visconti Harvard
Visconti Harvard
2469Arcteryx Mantis
Arcteryx Mantis
2470Nathan Streak
Nathan Streak
2471Travelpro Platinum Magna
Travelpro Platinum Magna
2472Jansport Digibreak
Jansport Digibreak

Bag ID 31370. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API and shop datafeeds.

Last updated on May 12, 2019